NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Business Environment  |  Executive Survey Insights  |  Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Executive Survey Insights Wave 46: September 19 to October 16, 2022

By: Ryan Brooks  |  October 20, 2022

“Increased acuity of residents at move-in is being reported across all care segments, driven by delayed move-ins, but the most cited challenge facing operators – reported by more than 90% of respondents in the Wave 46 survey – is rising operator expenses. Responses to questions on property and professional liability insurance provide additional insight into that sentiment. Just under one-tenth of respondents reported the degree of staffing shortages across their organization to be severe, representing the lowest share of respondents reporting severe staffing shortages in the time this question has been asked. Though labor challenges persist, this may represent a glimmer of relief to the longstanding staffing crisis. Further, the survey results indicate that rent concessions are being offered at fewer properties now than was the case in earlier parts of 2022."

Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker  |  Workforce  |  staffing

Skilled Nursing Staffing Shortages May Have Peaked but Cycle Continues

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  October 13, 2022

With wage inflation and continued labor market challenges and shortages, skilled nursing operators and owners face steep competition relative to other industries (i.e., indirectly from other service industries such as hotels and restaurants) especially those operating in regions and states where broad labor availability is tight and employer demand is high. Additionally, amid generally low occupancy levels, skilled nursing owners and operators face challenges over the long term with new and proposed staffing mandates and requirements. 

Market Trends  |  Skilled Nursing  |  medicaid  |  medicare

Skilled Nursing Occupancy Flat in July 2022

By: Bill Kauffman  |  September 29, 2022

“In addition to managing occupancy and staffing challenges, skilled nursing operators need to be laser-focused on reimbursement at the state level as Medicaid represents 51% of revenue.”

Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  healthcare

Understanding the Healthcare Needs and Spending of Senior Housing and Nursing Home Residents

By: Ryan Brooks  |  September 14, 2022

Understanding the healthcare needs of residents of senior housing communities and nursing homes is imperative to best serve the population. In order to garner a better understanding of these healthcare needs and associated spending, NORC at the University of Chicago on behalf of NIC conducted a landmark study. Many residents use high-cost healthcare services including emergency rooms, acute inpatient hospitalization, and post-acute care, and across nearly every dimension analyzed, the data indicates frail and high healthcare cost residents. These factors all highlight an opportunity for value-based care organizations to partner with senior housing and skilled nursing operators.